The project points directly to the increasing demand, both in Brazil and abroad, for prime HARDWOOD BOARDS (Mahogany, Guanandi, Cedar and Teak) and CASSAVA FLOUR (the newest in-fashion food: gluten free for weight control diets and with high glycemic level for athletes).
The opportunity to be a part of our projects is offered to INVESTORS with different investing profiles, from private equity to closed funds, aiming to buy into safe Land, Wood & Food investments with IRR higher than 10%, high liquidity (by selling into other investors at any time) and secure longevity (for investors who prefer a longer term).
Project funding has been coming from 3 main sources:
1st) the initial capital came from our own equity: we searched for the best land in Brazil and bought it with our own equity and thus becoming an asset in our valuable portfolio;
2nd) in the second phase, capital is being obtained through Brazilian bank funding (low carbon agriculture funding granted by the 3 main developing banks in Brazil: Banco do Brasil, Banco do Nordeste do Brasil and Caixa Económica Federal);
3rd) currently the forest implementation has started, we seek to bring aboard a few investing partners (private equity, closed funds…) that can join us throughout the entire project.
We are located at the newest and most promising Brazilian agricultural frontier: MATOPIBA (an acronym for the northeast states of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia). Our farms are in Bahia, the most developed state in this region.
The route to markets is ensured by main paved roads (BR 235 and PI 144) into high standard exporting ports: Itaqui Port in Maranhão, Pecém Port in Ceará, Suape Port in Pernambuco and Salvador Port in Bahia. We are also in close range to several prime international airports (São Raimundo Nonato, Petrolina, Teresina; Fortaleza, Salvador, São Luís…) and railways (Transnordestina and Ferrovia Norte Sul)
Modern and affordable state of the art procedures are brought by Brazilian institutions and companies: Futuro Florestal (São Paulo) provides genetically proved tree seeds; Agroplan/Embrapa (Ceará) turns them into prime forest seedlings; GLJ Ambiental (Pernambuco/Bahia) engineering ensures that the trees are planted according to high technological and sustainable standards; EMBRAPA Cruz das Almas (Bahia) delivers cassava crop guidance and technology for flour industries… along with our own agronomists and farm managers.
In Petrolina (Pernambuco), the largest irrigated compound in Brazil, we exchange knowledge with other professional farmers that share our vision… liaising with several Federal Universities and Technological Institutes for consultation and partnership.
All the farms have solid 100% secure documentation: approved by INCRA (The Brazilian official institute that regulates rural land certification) and registered in the Notary official books (known as “Livro 2”, the only official book that holds/grants legitimate land titles).